Operation Transformation Rochester Operation Transformation Rochester (OTR) is the City’s comprehensive approach to helping residents make healthy choices and gain skills. OTR offers several comprehensive education, vocation and employment programs for youth and adults designed to work in tandem and be adaptable to an individual’s skill level, background and needs.
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3 to 3 Initiative The 3 to 3 Initiative was created to address recommendations from the Mayor's Early Learning Council. The goal of the initiative is to give every city 3-year-old the opportunity to develop the academic and social skills necessary to succeed in school and in life by the time that 3-year-old completes 3rd grade. Learn more >
City Libraries The Rochester Public Library, founded in 1911, consists of a Central Library located in the heart of downtown Rochester and 10 neighborhood branches throughout the city. Their mission is to enrich the quality of life in Rochester and Monroe County by providing educational, recreational, aesthetic and informational materials, services and programs to help people follow their own lines of inquiry and enlightenment. Learn more >
R-Centers R-Centers are the City's fresh approach to recreation and community centers. With fourteen locations, R-Centers provide safe, accessible environments where youth and adults can take advantage of first-rate programs and facilities designed to promote healthy living, education, creativity, self-discovery and positive relationships. Learn more >
Internship Program Internships are valuable educational experiences that open doors, spark ideas and enrich the lives of students who take part. The City offers a variety of internship experiences.
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Parent Leadership Training Institute The Greater Rochester Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) enables parents to become advocates for children by teaching them how to become practiced change agents for the next generation. PLTI is administered by The Children’s Agenda and supported by the City of Rochester. PTLI follows a national curriculum that seeks to teach parents how to engage with the civic organizations that affect the outcomes and education of children in their community including at school boards and in government. Parents define the curriculum and participate in its evaluation and outcomes. Each class of parents mentors the next class, creating a pyramid effect of community caring and developing a coalition of parent leaders. Learn more by watching this informational video. Learn more >
Rochester City School District The City is a partner with the School District to improve student achievement as measured by graduation rates and reading at grade level by third grade so that children are prepared to succeed in the 21st century economy. Learn more >
More education links. The City of Rochester is committed to educational excellence and views literacy as a fundamental component of that goal. Learn more >